Important corollary to "The best camera is the one you have with you."

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  1. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    The camera you don't have with you is useless.

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  2. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 SC Top Veteran

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    Andrew
    True.
     
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  3. bartjeej

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    bart
    Sounds like this is one of those lessons you learned the hard way?
     
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  4. Jock Elliott

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    Jan 3, 2012
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    Oh, yes . . . yes (sigh)

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  5. Covey22

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    Feb 3, 2012
    Actually the corollary is "The one you have with you is usually the least optimal for the shot you are taking." :D That has more impact with the older generation of snappers versus the Instagram/SnapChat/Swipe Right crowd.
     
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  6. Jock Elliott

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    And the underlying corollary to your corollary is: "Murphy was an optimist.":D

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  7. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    Steve
    I’ve always noted the “wrong lens” corollary. Great camera, great lens, wrong Focal length. You can fondle your expensive stuff while pondering the injustices of life.
     
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  8. Covey22

    Covey22 SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Feb 3, 2012
    Then there's "You're in a hurry to get somewhere else when the photo op presents itself."
     
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  9. Atom Ant

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    Adam
    It's not always me in a hurry to be somewhere else; it is more likely to be my wife who doesn't see the need to wait for the scene took be perfect - whether that is the changing light or the position of moving subjects or whatever ...
     
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  10. Les Klein

    Les Klein SC Regular

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    Since I have only one camera (aside from my iPhone, which I rarely use except to record notes & send pics via messages), I’m not distracted with other possibilities. I can’t have it all, I don’t even want it all. I’m long past the multiple body/lens photography era in my hobby.
     
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  11. Jock Elliott

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    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    I suspect you are possessed of wisdom . . . what's your "only" camera?

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  12. tonyturley

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    Tony
    Yeah, my wife supports my photo hobby, but doesn't understand sometimes when I want to linger in one spot.

    Wish I was. I just shipped out one camera, and am looking hard at my other cameras to figure out which one I want to offload. I, unfortunately, do get distracted with other possibilities, even though I know better.
     
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  13. rayvonn

    rayvonn SC Top Veteran

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    That's the dream. I'll get there. One day.
     
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  14. Les Klein

    Les Klein SC Regular

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    My one and only - - - Lumix LX100
     
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  15. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    I thought it was a wonderful camera; now if they could figure a way to keep the dust out of them . . .

    Important note: I probably notice the dust more than others because I shoot the sky a lot, and it can be like shooting a plain white wall.

    Cheers, Jock
     
  16. Les Klein

    Les Klein SC Regular

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    I did notice some dust on the sensor. I vacuumed it out!
    I developed the habit of running my hand around the lens barrel before retracting it to reduce any debris that might get sucked in the next time the lens extends. So far .. so good.
     
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